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'Grey's Anatomy': Kim Raver to return as series regular

By
Annie Martin
Kim Raver said she's so excited to reprise Teddy Altman in Season 15 of Grey's Anatomy. File Photo by Nina Prommer/EPA
Kim Raver said she's "so excited" to reprise Teddy Altman in Season 15 of "Grey's Anatomy." File Photo by Nina Prommer/EPA

May 22 (UPI) -- Kim Raver will return as a series regular on Grey's Anatomy.

The 49-year-old actress said in a tweet Monday that she's "so excited" to reprise Teddy Altman in Season 15 of the ABC series.

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"So excited! Feel so blessed to continue Teddy's story!" she wrote, retweeting an article about the news.

ABC announced Raver's return Monday following her appearance on the Season 14 finale last week. The episode saw Teddy named interim chief of surgery during Miranda Bailey's (Chandra Wilson) sabbatical.

"I am thrilled to reprise the role of Dr. Teddy Altman as a regular," Raver said in a statement. "Returning to Shondaland with the incredibly talented Krista Vernoff, Ellen Pompeo and the amazing cast is heavenly."

"I have a special place in my heart for Teddy and feel very lucky to have the opportunity to continue her story," she added.

Raver originally played Teddy in Seasons 6 through 8 of Grey's Anatomy, and appeared in five episodes of Season 14. Her return follows the exits of Sarah Drew and Jessica Chapman, who portrayed April Kepner and Arizona Robbins, in the Season 14 finale.

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Grey's Anatomy will return for a 15th season in the fall.

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